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LaMorena

Artistic collaborator - designers, artisans, writers, poets, fashion designers Community activist for cultural democracy in the British heritage of African, Caribbean and Asian artists - Cofounder & Chair, Future Histories Creative business owner - Business coaching & mentoring; Curator/Producer/Director; Networking and... [more]

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posted on 05.02.09

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The week that was.


The Sun is shining in London at the moment.  I have been waking up to bright blue skies and the warm rays of the Sun.


Paid a visit to the new improved William Morris Gallery in Waltham Forest.  I enjoyed every bit of it.  He was an activist artist, totally inspirational and heavily committed to his craft.  I am going to do my PhD study on William Morris.


I found that I have an intrinsically personal and cultural connection to the artistry of William Morris - which is awesome and mindboggling at the same time.


I watched the movie 'EL CANTANTE' a biopic on Hector LaVoe, a famous puerto rican, Salsa's first superstar, it was fantastic.  The music is timeless.  This man was special but a tortured soul who ended up dying from AIDs because of his drug abuse.


 


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posted on 04.27.09

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Totally inspired by the Architect, Zaha Hadid.
Her work epitomises how science and mathematics create Art.

I found these shoes that she designed for Brasillian Shoe brand, Melissa Plastic,
they are simply the off the hook!

Thought for the Week
"My Altitude Is Determined By My Attitude"

Peace Out!

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posted on 04.24.09

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I am currently working on an event that I originally conceived back in 2004. I revamped it, changed the format and the conceptualisation of it.

MOORDESIGN: The Design Salon is a gathering place for conversation + debate, sharing information; gaining knowledge; a forum for the expression of ideas + creativity + innovation.

I spent the majority of my day researching the history of Rococo. I learnt about the decorative arts and its relationship to Rococo, in particular French Rococo and came across some amazing artists and their work.

Kehinde Wiley, is one of those artists. The image in my blog today was painted by him.

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posted on 05.02.09

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30D/30D Inspired by my creative associates' current literary challenge 'To write 30 poems in 30 days', I have decided to create a similar challenge for myself which is to connect/write/meet online 30 designers and artisans. For my challenge I must find an image that represents their work, give a critique of their work and invite them to write on my blog. This picture was taken when I spent the day in Portobello - a place where I spent my youth trawling the market, going to Carnival (back in the day) and visiting family friends. It continues to be a place of inspiration for me. Taken using a Sony Ericsson Mobile Phone...

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posted on 04.20.09

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Today is my first day as a member of the Arts + Culture community. I am really excited because it is just what I am looking for as I sojourn in search of intellectual nourishment particularly in the artistic field of the visual art + culture.

LaMorena is my avatar name.

I work with designers and artisans as a Creative Business Coach & Mentor, sharing and exchanging knowledge that can support their growth. I also work as an artistic collaborator; I organise networking events and opportunities for showcasing their work to right people in their respective industry. I work across the Creative Industries of fashion design, literature and visual arts.

To do this I run Creative Fruits - my creative business. My soul purpose is to enable talented designers and artisans to successfully understand how to manage the business side of their creativity which then empowers them to have the freedom to create on a much more powerful level. I am not purporting that they become business managers, I rather advocate that they develop and find the right people to support them with this.

I am passionate about what I do. I enjoy the varied roles that I get to play - From Curator to Creative Director. I am responsible for conceptualising my networking salons and event programmes.

Monday is my planning day!

Have a fantastic day to day

LaMorena xx

D - Dare to be different
R - Reach for the sky
E - Expect Success!
A - Always have a Plan B
M - Make It Happen

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